Napoli 2-1 Salernitana: Last gasp goal for Napoli earns a victory

Last Updated on 14/01/2024 by

Salernitana, suffered a devastating defeat, which resulted in a fortunate escape for Napoli.

The only way for Napoli to defeat Salernitana and put an end to their winless streak of four matches across all competitions was for Amir Rrahmani to score the game-winning goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time. A shocking lead was given to the visitors by Antonio Candreva, but Matteo Politano equalized the score from the penalty spot just before halftime during the match. Rrahmani appeared just as the match was about to end in a draw, and he went on to win the match for Napoli.

The first was a penalty kick that was granted on the stroke of halftime, and it was coolly executed by Matteo Politano. The ball that won the game was a cool finish from center-back Amir Rrahmani.

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Even though Napoli had the majority of possession in the first half, they were unable to make any headway toward the goal of the opposing team. Following the difficult initial period that the away team had to suffer, they started to regain their footing and the confidence they gained increased with each passing minute.

The first shots were made by Salernitana, and they took the lead in the 29th minute of the match due to their efforts. Before letting go with a curler that went into the top-right corner from 25 yards out, Antonio Candreva received a lovely ball from Domagoj Bradaric on the edge of the box. He then set himself up with a simple touch and was able to execute the shot.

It is possible that Napoli’s decision to concede a goal was exactly what they needed, as it was only after they conceded that they were able to enjoy some productive possession and their first decent attempts from inside the box.

From the penalty spot, Giovanni Simeone scored the equalizer, despite the fact that he was on the receiving end of a 50-50 altercation with Federico Fazio. The referee first denied pleas for a penalty, but as a result of the review by the video assistant referee, the penalty was awarded. Politano was able to comfortably send it low and beyond of Guillermo Ochoa’s reach despite the fact that he was exposed to some pressure.

Napoli was able to maintain a significant amount of control during the second half of the match, but they were unable to capitalize on their possession of the ball. To be more specific, until the very last few seconds of the match. At the 94-minute mark, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia came close to scoring, but he was unable to capitalize on a really excellent opportunity inside the box.

Two minutes later, following a free kick that Salernitana did not take into account, Rrahmani found himself in the ideal position to score from close range. Despite the pressure, the Kosovan player was able to smash the ball into the back of the net, which sent the home fans into raptures.

The fact that the player was given a booking for pulling off his shirt in celebration is not going to disturb his manager, Walter Mazzarri, who may still view this as a turning point in what has been a difficult season.


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